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Increase in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Hinders Treatment of Kidney Infections


Researchers use hospital emergency room data from around the country to document emergence of E. coli strain that fights medication. They recommend development of new antibiotics and treatment guidelines.
16-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA–Caltech Study Identifies Brain Cells That Help Us Learn by Watching Others


From infancy, we learn by watching other people, then use those memories to help us predict outcomes and make decisions in the future. Now a UCLA–Caltech study has pinpointed the individual neurons in the brain that support observational learning.
9-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

It's True: Latinos Age Slower Than Other Ethnicities


A UCLA study is the first to show that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. The findings may one day help scientists understand how to slow the aging process for everyone.
16-Aug-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Diet and exercise can reduce protein build-ups linked to Alzheimer’s, UCLA study shows


A study by researchers at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior has found that a healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the...
15-Aug-2016 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Avoiding Sprains and Strains: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Offers Tips on Preventing School Sports Injuries


Back to school means back to sports – and the risk of injury that comes with them. “Being aware of the injury potential of your sport and proactively seeking ways to prevent such injuries is critical,” says Dr. Jennifer Beck, a pediatric...
9-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Plastic Manufacturing Chemical BPS Harms Egg Cells, Study Suggests


Previous research has found that bisphenol S (BPS), a chemical used in the manufacture of plastic bottles and other products, is as harmful to the reproductive system as bisphenol A (BPA), which BPS replaced. UCLA research suggests that BPS can...
9-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Latin American, Caribbean Health Systems Need More Investment as Populations Age

Though the health systems in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico and Panama have considerable strengths, citizens still reported gaps in the way primary care is organized, financed and delivered in those countries. Those who had better...
8-Aug-2016 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Inspired by Evolution: A Simple Treatment for a Common Breathing Problem Among Premature Infants

As humans evolved over many thousands of years, our bodies developed a system to help us when we start running and suddenly need more oxygen. Now, using that innate reflex as inspiration, UCLA researchers have developed a noninvasive way to treat...
5-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tips for Living a Heart Healthy Lifestyle


Recommendations to move at least 30 minutes a day have made recent headlines, but living a heart healthy lifestyle incorporates other factors too. UCLA Health offers these tips.
7-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT

UCLA Experts Are Available for Interviews About Marijuana-Related Topics


UCLA experts are available for interviews about marijuana-related topics
26-Aug-2016 3:55 PM EDT

UCLA Health experts advisory for September


UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest, with a focus on back-to-school issues, for the month of September.
23-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT

Evidence Shows Cupping Works: Shouldn't Western Doctors Be More Open to Telling Patients to Try Chinese and Other Drug-Free Therapies to Treat Pain?

Cupping has been portrayed as a "pseudoscience." Two UCLA MDs who are also experts in Chinese medicine say there's evidence that it can reduce pain and promote healing. They urge the medical establishment to be more open-minded to drug-free...
15-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT

UCLA OB/GYN expert offers comment on new study that looks at acetaminophen use during pregnancy and behavioral problems in children


15-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Tips to Get Moving During the Workday


If you spend hours commuting to work and sitting at your desk all day, recent studies about the health hazards of too much sitting probably have hit home. Here are some tips to incorporate movement into your work day.
11-Aug-2016 8:05 PM EDT

Want to Make Sure You Have Strong Swimmers?

Urologist Dr. Jesse Mills believes not enough attention is paid to male infertility. He wants to shine a light on the causes of infertility and the things that can be done to combat the condition.
27-Jul-2016 6:05 PM EDT

UCLA Health Experts Advisory for August


UCLA Health Experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest for the month of August.
26-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT

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